Local Services in Ames

Half Off Dog Checkup or Pet Boarding

Ankeny

$150 $75

Animal hospital welcomes pets to board a few nights and checks dogs for heartworms and intestinal parasites during exam

50% Off Home-Design Consultation

Ankeny

$300 $149

Architects design homes & help families think of how to use the redesigned space in their home & leave them with a conceptual design sketch

50% Off Resumé Package

Drake

$199.99 $99

Resume consultant creates a resume or CV and cover letter after meeting with clients

63% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot with Prints

Des Moines

$268 $99

Husband-and-wife team empowers women to strike poses that capture their sexy, seductive side during private photo shoots

52% Off at Crisp and Clean Dry Cleaning

Easter Lake Park

$25 $12

Dry cleaners lift out dirt and stains from fabrics with eco-safe solvents and soft water

Up to 90% Off from Dodgen Photography

Clive

$123 $25

Kids, high-school seniors, families, and pets pose in studio or outdoors; includes prints and image CD

50% Off Pet Daycare

Clive

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to Half Off Senior Photo Shoot

Adel

$110 $55

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

jcp portraits – Up to 83% Off Photo Shoots

Valley West Mall

$125 $25

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and variety of poses

Up to 89% Off Photography Package

Valley West Mall

$204.95 $25

Timely, convenient, and personalized photo shoots yield a wall-ready gallery wrap portrait or two portrait sheets and a CD

75% Off Outdoor Photography

West Des Moines

$450 $113

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

75% Off Outdoor Photography

West Des Moines

$185 $46

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Pet Food, Treats, and Clothes

Norwalk

$20 $10

Shop for all things pet related sells all natural food, organic clothes, and a slew of accouterments for dogs and cats

40% Off Handcrafted Furniture and Art from Sticks

Sticks West

$250 $150

An online selection of handcrafted pieces made from birch, poplar, and driftwood and painted with colorful designs

Up to 53% Off Laundry Service at Express Laundry

Waterloo

$25 $15

Eco-friendly washer and dryers; washers spin clothing at 350 g's, greatly reducing drying time

Select Local Merchants

Members of the Cyclone Gridiron Club proclaim their love of ISU athletics through altruistic sponsorship of the school's football program and engaging outings for like-minded fans. In addition to entrance to all general club meetings and functions, Point After members can participate in a bevy of exclusive functions, including members-only golf outings, closed scrimmages and practices, and semi-formal touchdown dances. Chartered buses will ferry Cyclone faithful to each 2012 away game, and weekly picnics and tailgating parties will rev up fan spirit before contests. Meet-and-greets with coaches give patrons opportunities to mingle with staffers and contribute strategy suggestions, such as recruiting techniques to attract players from Krypton. Cyclone Gridiron Club takes pride in having raised more than $1 million for team expenses such as locker-room renovations and updated weight-room equipment not included in the university Athletic Department's annual budget.

640 Lincoln Way
Ames,
IA
US

We are a non-profit Chamber/Main Street Organization that hosts a world class storytelling festival each September. We also operate and maintain a local carousel, and provide resourses to individuals, businesses and other organizations.

602 Broad St
Story City,
IA
US

Kil'n Time's clay shapers provision guests with imagination-stoking ceramic canvasses and finished artifacts alike in a creativity-inducing studio. Daily studio fees ($8 for adults, $5 for kids) include both painting materials and final firings, inviting paint-it-yourselfers to pick from shelves of unfinished earthenware finery ($8–$75). Stripe mugs to match kitchen counters, speckle an eye-catching keychain, or openly flaunt your title as “World’s Greatest Third Cousin Once Removed” by splashing it across a vase for all to see.

330 Main St
Ames,
IA
US

Established: Before 1950
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Brands Used: Titleist, TaylorMade, Nike, Ping, Callaway, Oakley, ISU
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: A course full of character and beauty.
Recommended Age Group: All ages

On May 12, 1938, former Iowa State University athletic director and football coach George F. Veenker founded Veenker Memorial Golf Course. Now, the public golf course—home of the Iowa Masters tournament—is owned and operated by ISU's Facilities Planning & Management department. In addition to offering ISU students and staff and the city of Ames a place to play, Veenker provides a hands on learning lab for ISU Turf Grass Management students..

For golfers who need to practice before hitting the 18-hole course, VMGC offers adult and youth lessons, plus a driving range with a practice green and sand bunker. It may close down in the winter months, but VMGC keeps golfers in top form with an indoor practice facility, complete with hitting stalls equipped with heat and a pro turf surface.

1925 Stange Road
Ames,
IA
US

For more than 30 years, the team at Craig Carroll Photography has been immortalizing major life events. Specializing in portraits of teens and young adults, the studio has tons of experience doing traditional senior and graduation photo shoots, though it is also well-suited to craft family portraits and capture meaningful moments during weddings and other special events.

110 Sherman Ave
Ames,
IA
US

The friendly staff at Zen Spa Lounge—located in The Sedgefield Shoppes between Marisol Restaurant and Blossoms—pampers clients with a lengthy list of massage, skin, and nail treatments. Therapists knead away tension and improve immune systems with deep-tissue massages and reflexology treatments. Aestheticians customize four kinds of facials to combat acne, dehydration, and dullness, perking up treatments with specialty masks full of football-movie pep talks and vitamins A and C.

201 N 3rd St
Polk City,
IA
US